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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2014, 10:03:55 PM »
Even if they launch at $1300 I think I'll get one. At this point I don't doubt that the quality will be there (or at least the differential compared to equivalent Canon lenses), and right now my only fast prime is a samyang 85mm (great lens, but using it really emphasizes how nice AF is).
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2014, 10:03:55 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2014, 10:09:42 PM »
I welcome that price, it might be much less copy variation, higher tolerance, actual precise AF and superb optical quality. It might even be both sharp and nice bokeh.

Put me down for one  :D

I'm just wondering how many pros (CHECK) who use an auto-focusing 50mm prime (CHECK) are still using the ancient Canon 50 F/1.4 (CHECK) (not-quite-modern-)USM as they just don't have a sharper / more reliable AF lens to shoot with (CHECK).

Those folks will gladly pay $1300 for this lens (Oh No I Won't)(if that is the price).  I just don't know how many are out there.

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I am not cheap, I am no Canon whore either, and I like the 50mm focal length, but no way on earth am I paying Sigma anything like $1,300 for anything.

I would pay Canon $700-800 for a really nice 50 f1.4 with IS and real USM, but I have gone this long without it I probably won't care, and the truth is neither do the clients. You guys worry so much about IQ, people who pay for images (the ones that allow me to buy stuff) care about content.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2014, 10:37:26 PM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2014, 10:51:29 PM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

You do realize that both Canon and Nikon's top pro 50mm lenses run $1700 right? This lens blows these competitors out of the water in every conceivable dimension and costs less. It is such an improvement over the top alternatives that is  the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses. That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which again run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for 3/4 the the price of the nearest competitor.

I welcome the $1300 price tag, this lens deserves it.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2014, 11:02:58 PM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

Hilarious! You do realize that this lens is the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses right? That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

This isn't a lens isn't even remotely a question of value. You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for less the the price of the nearest competitors from any brand.
Not sure where you get this all from. About the only description of performance we have so far is from Sigma. Not exactly an unbiased view. If it's very good I'll probably buy it, but proof of the pudding's in the eating.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2014, 11:22:25 PM »
I don't remember sigma overstating anything lately.  The 35mm delivered.  The 24-105 is on par with the canon 24-105 and a little better... and it gives sony and nikon people a good option... I don't remember them saying that it was going to light the world on fire. 

If they brag now... maybe it is deserved... and since they haven't lied to me recently, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

Hilarious! You do realize that this lens is the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses right? That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

This isn't a lens isn't even remotely a question of value. You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for less the the price of the nearest competitors from any brand.
Not sure where you get this all from. About the only description of performance we have so far is from Sigma. Not exactly an unbiased view. If it's very good I'll probably buy it, but proof of the pudding's in the eating.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2014, 11:25:13 PM »
Relax :). It may cost even less than 35Art, like $799.
35Art MSRP:$1,400.00 - Price:$899.00
50Art MSRP:$1,300.00 - Price:$799.00
...makes sense?

Ding! Ding! Ding! You win the prize. I'll put $799 down that you're within 50 bucks.  8)
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2014, 11:25:13 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2014, 11:29:19 PM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

You do realize that both Canon and Nikon's top pro 50mm lenses run $1700 right? This lens blows these competitors out of the water in every conceivable dimension and costs less. It is such an improvement over the top alternatives that is  the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses. That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which again run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for 3/4 the the price of the nearest competitor.

I welcome the $1300 price tag, this lens deserves it.


I want to introduce you to a website called Slickdeals.net. I take it you arent too bright when it comes to shopping. There are things called deals. It might help you.

For Canon lenses, I recommend canonpricewatch.com. It tracks and can even notify you when a lens is on sale. Its brilliant.

Canon's "top pro 50mm" lens that commands a $1700 price tag can be snagged easily $1300-$1400 when it is on sale. Lowest last year was $1250.

Sigma lenses dont go on sale much. The 35mm f/1.4 Art lens was only on sale ONCE in the last year and a half, and it was a amazon black friday deal.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2014, 11:31:08 PM »
Relax :). It may cost even less than 35Art, like $799.
35Art MSRP:$1,400.00 - Price:$899.00
50Art MSRP:$1,300.00 - Price:$799.00
...makes sense?

Ding! Ding! Ding! You win the prize. I'll put $799 down that you're within 50 bucks.  8)

The 35 art is a really good lens... and in regards to wide open sharpness, it is better than the 35L.  But it isn't in a different league.  They are close.

The 50 art is supposed to blow away the 50L and is indeed in a different league.  I think 1300 is going to be the going rate... and it still will be a bargain.  Magic bokehs be damned.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:20 PM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

Hilarious! You do realize that this lens is the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses right? That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

This isn't a lens isn't even remotely a question of value. You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for less the the price of the nearest competitors from any brand.
Not sure where you get this all from. About the only description of performance we have so far is from Sigma. No exactly an unbiased view. If it's very good I'll probably buy it, but proof's in the pudding.

Actually Sigma hasn't said too much about the performance of the lens directly, the reason we know this lens is so good is because Sigma provided MTF charts of the lens's performance, block diagrams of their optical formula, and sample copies of the lens at shows.

This lens is a winner at any price point that has been rumored.

Now all that Sigma needs to do is keep up the momentum.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2014, 12:10:45 AM »
Can't wait.  Have the Sigma 35 Art love it.  Refresh Canon Rumors everyday at least 5 times waiting to pre order.  1300 is more than I thought but will not stop me from pre ordering. Worst case its not worth it and send it back. Best case finally have and auto focus 50 prime better than my 24-70 II.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2014, 12:37:20 AM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

Hilarious! You do realize that this lens is the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses right? That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

This isn't a lens isn't even remotely a question of value. You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for less the the price of the nearest competitors from any brand.
Not sure where you get this all from. About the only description of performance we have so far is from Sigma. No exactly an unbiased view. If it's very good I'll probably buy it, but proof's in the pudding.

Actually Sigma hasn't said too much about the performance of the lens directly, the reason we know this lens is so good is because Sigma provided MTF charts of the lens's performance, block diagrams of their optical formula, and sample copies of the lens at shows.

This lens is a winner at any price point that has been rumored.

Now all that Sigma needs to do is keep up the momentum.
I'll grant you the charts are a good indicator, but diagrams of optical formula and sample copies at shows? Think I'll wait and see if it is a winner at that price point as you say.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2014, 01:28:35 AM »
Can't wait.  Have the Sigma 35 Art love it.  Refresh Canon Rumors everyday at least 5 times waiting to pre order.  1300 is more than I thought but will not stop me from pre ordering. Worst case its not worth it and send it back. Best case finally have and auto focus 50 prime better than my 24-70 II.

Haha that's a good point you've hit upon! Canon's best 50mm is the 24-70LII, as long as you don't need wider than f/2.8 it would make more sense to put that $1300 towards that. With a good rebate deal it was under $1800 wasn't it?

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2014, 01:28:35 AM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2014, 01:42:00 AM »
$1300 for a 50mm f1.4?!?!?!?  Maybe if it had Canon AF but that is waaaay too steep considering you have to play the sigma lottery.  I was going to pre-order this lens if it was in the $800 range but for $1300 i'm out.....

You do realize that both Canon and Nikon's top pro 50mm lenses run $1700 right? This lens blows these competitors out of the water in every conceivable dimension and costs less. It is such an improvement over the top alternatives that is  the single greatest generational improvement in image quality in the history of pro Canon or Nikon autofocus lenses. That's not an exaggeration. We are literally talking around double the performance of the nearest competitor, which again run $1700 if you forgot.

Read this part of this thread if you want to know what makes this lens so special:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=16643037&postcount=377

You are getting performance that compares to a $4,000 Zeiss lens for 3/4 the the price of the nearest competitor.

I welcome the $1300 price tag, this lens deserves it.

Now lets not but the body ahead of the lens now.  They are saying they're gunning for the otus, but, that may be more PR buzz.  will it meet and exceed the current canon 50's?  And, how will it stack against the new canon 50 Is when it comes out?  Now those are things I wonder.


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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2014, 02:36:15 AM »
I do think that using the Sigma 35mm as a reference is a little bit risky. I mean, if you have a great copy never sell it, but it doesn't talk google long to find lots and lots of people have inconsistent AF, and I was one of them. It's no point for a lens to have that fantastic IQ, which it really does have, when it can't deliver that IQ when you need it to. Not even certain if you take 8-10 shots. It should be possible to buy ten 35 lenses and have them perform VERY similar, that is not the case now.

The worst part is that it might be hard to tell the difference of a poor copy or if the Sigma just works like that. If you buy one and it doesn't seem right and you exchange for three-four others and they are the same with a bit too many missed shots, is it a design flaw or all poor copies, how can you tell? All the happy AF owner I read about can use one shot or Live view for all I know..
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Price leaked
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